Rainbow Heir Remains Undefeated, Takes Sunday Feature At Monmouth

Sunday, May 12, 2013

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 New Farm’s Rainbow Heir, the lone 3-year-old in the field of eight, took command early and drew clear late to capture the featured $55,000 allowance event on Sunday, upping his record to a perfect three-for-three.

            Ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Rainbow Heir went :22 flat for the opening quarter and :45 flat for the half mile before accelerating through the lane, stopping the timer in a snappy 1:08 2/5 for six furlongs over a fast main track.  He returned $3, $2.20 and $2.10 as the odds-on choice in the field of New Jersey bred colts and geldings.  Score the Gold, who checked in two lengths behind the winner, paid $3.40 and $2.40 and topped a $7.80 exacta.  It was another 2 ½ lengths back to Crafty Concorde, who returned $4.20 to show.

            “He has always trained really well,” said winning trainer Ben Perkins Jr.  “He was a little green in his first two races, even though he won them.  Today it was perfect.  He finished up real strong.  Our goal for right now is the Jersey Shore (Grade 3, $100,000, July 4).”

            A colt by Wildcat Heir from the Prospectors Gamble mare Rainbow Pride, Rainbow Heir has now earned $77,460 for his connections.

            Live racing resumes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, May 18.  Gates will open at 10:00 a.m., with first post set for 12:50 p.m.  The first simulcast race will be 10:30 a.m. from Pimilico as Monmouth beams in all the simulcast action on Preakness Day.